Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has been suspended from his role as a Sky Sports pundit after video footage emerged of him spitting towards a girl in a vehicle, the television company said on Monday.
Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has been reportedly pulled out of analyzing Manchester United-Sevilla in Uefa Champions League clash tomorrow.
Jamie Carragher has apologised after being caught on video spitting towards a teenage girl and her family from his auto.
"A moment of madness" is how Jamie Carragher described his inexcusable actions over the weekend on Sky News earlier today - and he's not wrong.
"A moment of madness for four or five seconds". I have seen the video and it certainly doesn't look good. "I've got a daughter exactly the same age and I can't say how I'd react if someone did that to her". "Hopefully, the family can accept that apology from me".
In an interview on Sky Sports News, Carragher admitted he has "brought shame on the name of football". The young girl was sat back and reclined in the chair and she was in the line of fire.
"We all make mistakes in life and bigger ones than that I have made". The most important people I'd like to apologise for is the family involved. It doesn't matter who you're spitting at.
Sky's statement did not say how long Carragher's suspension would last.
Admitting that his position both as a footballer and a television pundit means he is a role model with responsibilities, Carragher accepted that he has a duty not to act as he did on Saturday evening.
However, the incident made it onto the front pages of Monday morning's national newspapers, with Carragher suspended by his employers Sky Sports pending an investigation. We want to hear from him what happened. Looking at her, you know she is a child.
The team he was rooting for didn't win, which put him in such a grumpy mood that instead of engaging in a banter with the Manchester United fan who appeared to be prodding him, Carragher spat on the man's teenage daughter.